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Exploring Nara

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8h $ 315 Price up to 20 people

Highlights

  • Kofukuji Temple
  • Todai-ji Temple
  • Kasuga Great Shrine

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Overview

Nara is ideal for those who wish to see not only numerous historical structures but also to touch, feed wild deers roaming freely around in the Nara Park. There are 8 UNESCO heritages in Nara spotted sparsely in the historic regions which have full of rich tales in Nara period (from 710 to 794). Visiting 4 UNESCO heritages (3 temples and 1 shrine) in this tour in addition to one Japanese garden.

What to Expect

Messenger of deity of Kasuga Great shrine, 1,350 deers welcome you all the tour long in Nara national park. First stop is Kofuku-ji temple which was founded by Emperor Shomu in 726 during Nara period where the five-storied pagoda is a symbol of Nara national park viewed over Sarusawa Pond. Next is a short walk to a Japanese garden, called Isui-en (on the way to the Todai-ji temple) is also a must-to-see scenic spot. The third stop is the main attraction in Nara i.e Todai-ji temple, the largest wooden structure in the world, built in 752 and 2.8 million people took part in to construct, houses the 15 m tall Great Buddha statue. Fourth stop is Nigatsudo Hall which stands close to Todai-ji temple where the water-drawing ritual ceremony is being held in every March since 752. Last stop is Kasuga Great shrine which is a national shrine founded to protect the Heijyo-kyo, the new capital of Nara (form 710 to 794). 2,000 stone lanterns and 1,000 hanging lanterns are lit in February and August there and it brings you date back the time of the ancients.

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Highlights

  • Kofukuji Temple
  • Todai-ji Temple
  • Kasuga Great Shrine

Important

Any day or time is available, inclusively long tours extended to more than 10 days across Japan, but please reconfirm guide's availability at time of booking

* A scenic tour exploring, touching and feeling the area in 8th Century in Japan, a birth district of
Japan.
* A surprise greeting by wild deers

What‘s included
Included:
*Guide fee
*Hotel pick up fee in Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe)
*Travel expense as required for the guide to travel with customers by means of public transportation such as train, subway, bus.
Travel expenses for the guide included herein are limited within Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Kobe)
*Admission fees, tickets for the guide as might be incurred at temples, shrines or the like.
*Meals, drinks or the like for the guide during the tour
*Any tax or the like as might be incurred by the guide in Japan
*Gratuity
What‘s not included
Not included:
*Fees to cruise river or sea or the like for the guide
*Tickets for Universal Studio Japan, museum or the like as might be required for the guide at private or public museum, entertainment
facilities.
Depart From
City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Osaka, Kyoto or Nara
Ending Point
At your hotel in Osaka, Kyoto or Nara
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 20 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 6 )
Gwen Gwen Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Nara and Kyoto ”

Super patient man who caters to our large group with old and young. Considerate and thoughtful. Highly rated

Masahisa:

Ms Gwen Thank you for your visit. Wish your safe return home with happy family memory . How about visiting toward the south next in winter, say Kyushu (hot spring resort) or Okinawa (blue sea). Thanks Masahisa

Mark Mark United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Nara, Japan tour ”

We had a wonderful experience in our tour of Nara, Japan with Masahisa. There were four of us in our group and Masahisa considered the interests of each of us. Masahisa led us from our hotel in Kyoto to the town of Nara and then back to our hotel. We initially experienced the shopping district and had lunch in Nara and then proceeded to the monumental Buddhist and Shinto temple complex and grounds established around the 6th and 7th century AD. Masahisa has a wealth of knowledge, sharing the rich Japanese culture and highlighting the history of Buddhism and Shintoism in Nara. This was a fabulous experience, a memory for a lifetime and we owe a great deal of gratitude to Masahisa for sharing his time with us.

Masahisa:

Mark Great to hear from you again. How about vegan's cuisine at Temple Lodging in Mt Koya. Wish you all safe return home with great memories here. Thanks Masahisa

Sonia Ella Sonia Peru ( Couple )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Day in Kyoto with Masahisa ”

Masahisa is a wonderful tour guide! He is very knowledgeable and professional. He helped us prioritize the sites we wanted to see in a limited amount of time. We had a great day in Kyoto with Masahisa!

Masahisa:

Ms Sonia Thanks for stopover in Kyoto in midst of tight schedule, wish your safe return home. Please pass thanks also to your professor re mobile memory "Leef" things. Please stay a couple of nights here next time. Thanks Masahisa

Kathleen Kathleen United States ( Business )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Amazing, before and afer! ”

I had a group of 18 inquisitive college students. Mike was a terrific guide. He will take care of you before, during and after the tour. He is very knowledgeable and lovely. He insisted on taking us to the car on the platform for our train, for example; took tons of group pictures and sent them to us afterward. We had originally planned on two days with Mike, and he helped as we had to reorganize our travel because of a typhoon. He was gracious and flexible, and we couldn't have asked for a better guide.

Masahisa:

Ms Kathleen It's me to thank for giving me an opportunity to guide a party who traveled all the way from city I lived and also I loved. I wish I could meet each of college student, full fledged as a journalist here in Japan sometime again. Best regards also to Prof. Thanks / Makino

Lynn Lynn United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Nara Visit ”

Mike was a very good tour guide. He had a lot of information to share with us about Nara. He was very pleasant to spend the day with.Nara Park had hundreds of deer walking around and that was very interesting to see them going up to people who would then feed them. There was a lot of walking on our tour but we did not want to miss anything of interest. Mike controlled our pace and made the trip very interesting.

Masahisa:

Ms Lynn Thank you again for your visit all the way to Nara and wish you all safe return home, hopefully with great memories in Japan. There are a lot more we want to show you here in Japan and I am looking forward to meeting you all again here. Thanks again. Masahisa Makino

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